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Thu
01
Jun

Burglar jailed for assault

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Domingo David Moreno Jr., 28, was arrested Saturday for burglary of habitation with intent to commit a felony. Moreno allegedly entered a 200 East Mesquite Street residence, ransacked the home and assaulted the 83-year-old homeowner.

Uvalde Police were first dispatched to 219 E. Mesquite St., where Moreno resides, for a report of a male on narcotics.

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Thu
01
Jun

Complaints about streets; fix them yourself

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

While Uvalde residents nowadays might be quick to criticize the condition of city streets and the traffic caused by construction, in 1897 they may have been more understanding. Back then, city residents were tasked with routine street maintenance.

According to an ordinance passed on Jan. 4, 1897, it was the duty of all able-bodied males between the age of 21 and 55 to maintain roadways. The only exception was for ministers of the gospel who were “actually engaged in the discharge of the ministerial duties.”

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Thu
01
Jun

Council approves agreement with auditing services firm

Uvalde City Council on May 23 approved a threeyear agreement with Leal and Carter, P.C., an auditing services firm. The contract is for $36,000.

In 2014, the city entered into a three-year agreement with Sandersen Knox and Company, LLP for audit services. Last month, city staff sent requests for proposals for a new audit firm. Three proposals were received and after a review, city finance director Phillip Conner said he felt Leal and Carter was the best firm for the job.

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Thu
01
Jun

UHS Class of 2017 set to walk stage Saturday at Honey Bowl

Saturday evening at the Uvalde Honey Bowl 349 Uvalde High School 2017 graduating seniors will take a walk across the stage and stroll into their future.

Pomp and circumstance will begin at 7 p.m., played by the Uvalde High School band and the presentation of colors by the UHS NJROTC.

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Thu
01
Jun

Special UCISD meeting planned tonight

A special meeting of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees has been called for this evening at 6 p.m. in the UCISD Central Office conference room at 1000 N. Getty Street.

During the meeting, the board will once again address the request from the Uvalde County Appraisal District for payment in the amount of $25,512. This figure represents a pro rated amount the UCISD is responsible for in the law suit (Arthur v. UCAD) in which the court ruled in favor of the plaintiff. Trustees have twice failed to approve the payment.

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Sun
28
May

Standout Coyote athlete killed defending U.S. during WWII

by Charley Robinson, staff writer

Today is Memorial Day, a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who have died while serving in the country's armed forces.

Sun
28
May

Living textbooks delivered to schools twice weekly

by LANE RIGGS 

Newspapers in Education is often used by teachers as a “living textbook” in the classroom, as a newspaper can serve as an English, math, science or etiquette lesson.

Uvalde Leader-News Newspapers in Education coordinator Olga Charles has been working with schools in Uvalde to bring these valuable lessons into the classroom. Though the project includes five schools in town, there is still room for the project to grow.

 

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Sun
28
May

Free food for students

Thanks to the Community Eligibility Program all students in the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District are eligible for free breakfast and lunch next school year.

The Community Eligibility Program is a federally funded program available to all public school districts.

“We are happy to announce that Uvalde CISD qualified 100 percent,” said Aurora R. Barrera, director of Child Nutrition Services for Southwest Food Services, which serves the district’s nutrition programs.

 

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Sun
28
May

Council debates merits of horse, bicycle patrols for police

by KIMBERLY RUBIO 

Whether to equip Uvalde Police Department officers with horses or bicycles for extra patrol at city parks was discussed during a mock city council meeting, held Thursday night in council chambers at city hall. Uvalde High School students, who last week learned the ins and outs of city government, also discussed the need for a teen entertainment center and additional dispatchers for the high volume of emergency calls.

The event, part of activities that began Tuesday when students attended a regular city council meeting, was organized by the Uvalde Lions Club in cooperation with the city of Uvalde and Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District.

 

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Thu
25
May

Don’t try this

Anthon Elementary students react as Gary Scurage, owner of Gator Country Adventure Park in Beaumont, uses a live, unrestricted alligator to show that an alligator can only lower its bottom jaw, cannot see in front of itself and utilizes its tail as a weapon. The school’s Parent Teacher Organization provided an educational program Friday for students on snakes and alligators.

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